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Protozoa Pathogens

Entamoeba histolytica Amebic dysentery - trophozoite
Balantidum coli colitis - trophozoite
Naegleria flowleri primary acute meningoencephalitis - trophozoite
Giardia Lamblia camper's diarreha, diarrheal disease, malabsorption, flagellates in stool -- trophozoite
Trichomonas vaginalis urethritis, vaginitis - trophozoite ( frothy discharge female, no S/S males
pneumocyctis carinii (fungus) opportunistic lung infection - trophozoite
Plasmodium falciparum malignant tertian malaria ( black water fever) anopheles mosquito vector, seen in history
babesia microti, bovis babesiasis - similar to malaria in S/S & TX
Trypanosoma brucei, rhodesiense, gambiense African sleeping sickness - Tsetse fly
Trypanosoma cruzi Chaga's Disease
Reduviid bug kissing bug - affects heart, esophagus & colon
Leishmania donovani Kala-azar 75-95% fatal if untreated, increased skin pigmentation splenomegaly, decreased bone marrow
Leishmania donovani vector a sand fly
Leishmania tropica, mexicana, brasiliensis cutaneous & mucocutaneous leishmaniasis vector a sandfly
Toxoplasma gondii toxoplasmosis -- cat feces could be fatal to fetus
Created by: missyh23